- 12-27-2011, 07:55 AM #3
Hi Marc, Yahoo is finicky for me also, but this goes back to when i still was using my bb9650. Yahoo would send email, then it wouldnt. Some days i'd rec'd email and some days it just wasnt working(rarely tho). Now i see the same pattern on my iPhone on occassion but not often. SO i know its not my phone because my AOL works fine. Ever since Yahoo changed their TOS a few mths ago, that when i started noticing the difference btw.
Also with Yahoo, sometimes i get the "connection to server failed-cannot get email" now with that idk if my wifi has lost signal for a moment at that second when i open my email for yahoo, or if its Yahoos servers. Because i'm then able to back out and go right back in, & if there was mail to come in it shows up. Crazy i tell ya !!
So, just a suggestion that i can think of for you that may help. Delete that Yahoo account from your iPhone, do a reset (hold home button and top right button down together till you see the apple then let go--ignore the 'slide to power off'). Once you reboot, re-add that email address and see how it goes. If your still having issues i'd suggest calling Apple or going to the GB if you have one near you and see what they have to say.
- 12-27-2011, 09:54 AM #4
- 12-27-2011, 10:30 AM #5
EDIT: just to add, i'm accessing my Yahoo mail from my laptop atm, and its acting wonky....
Last edited by Pink; 12-27-2011 at 10:47 AM.
- 12-27-2011, 04:07 PM #6
- 12-27-2011, 11:42 PM #7
- 12-28-2011, 07:02 AM #8
I have had problems since converting to iPhone 4 from my Blackberry. I have always done fin with Yahoo on my Berry and receiving it timely on others sources (i.e., PC, etc.).
Whenever I have a period of delay, I have tried one of the many things (i.e., reboot, restore, delete/readd, etc) and that will clear things, temporarily.
I have been frustrated with it and have finally gotten in touch with a senior specialist for iOS. While I cannot tell for sure that the "problem" is being investigated, I feel confident that this support rep will continue to update my case. Whenever I identify delayed push mail, I take a screenshot and email it to him to include in my case file.
The rep's name/contact info I have been dealing with is:
Apple iOS Senior Specialist
I am so frustrated at times that I am thinking about changing my Yahoo mail to Fetch/15 from Push. I don't think that would effect my battery enough to make a difference (heck I am doing tons of manually update now just to make sure I am up to date), I may leave it on Push for now so I can get a few more screen grabs to send to my case file with Apple.
Robert did mention that the general release of the iOS update is due within a couple of weeks. While he is not sure there is anything in there that might help my situation, he did suggest waiting for that to see if there are any changes. He also noted as a possibility swapping out the phone, but I would rather not do that unless I felt fairly strongly that this was the right course of action.
Who knows what will come of this if anything. At least I feel like [I]someone[I] is listening.
- 12-28-2011, 07:42 AM #9
- 12-28-2011, 07:56 AM #10
I had this problem early on when I was playing with settings. In your mail settings, under Fetch New Data, first, make sure Push is On (obviously), but also make sure Fetch is not set to Manually. Even though it shouldn't matter, I found that even though my Yahoo account was set to Push, it wouldn't work when I set the Fetch interval to Manually; when I chose one of the other settings, Push started working again.
- 12-28-2011, 08:00 AM #11
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- 12-28-2011, 08:04 AM #13
- 12-28-2011, 08:13 AM #14
Perhaps you think you are getting push but maybe you were experiencing a big push failure and having Fetch set gives you the feeling that you are getting pushed. The obvious test to this is when getting new mail, looking at the timestamp on the mail compared to the time of day on your phone. If they are off by around 15 minutes, then you know push is not working correctly and it was the fetch that pulled in your mail.
Perhaps also there is some serious issue in how Apple is using imap for Yahoo.
- 12-28-2011, 09:26 AM #15iPhone Intermediate
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Just a thought, in the interim, while you are getting the issue fixed, does Yahoo have the option to forward your mail to another account while still keeping it in yahoo? I have used this before when I needed. It's not a long term solution, but might get you the mail until the problem is solved.
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- 12-28-2011, 09:48 AM #16
- 12-28-2011, 12:00 PM #18
SO i took my own advise, deleted that Yahoo acct, rebooted and then re-added it. So far it *seems* ok.
What leads me to believe that this is a Yahoo issue is i have 2 AOL email accts on my phone also & dont see these kind of issues. I also keep all of my emails set to fetch every hour as well. I don't use push at all.
- 12-28-2011, 08:37 PM #19
Chiming in briefly, you guys do know about this: Is Yahoo Mail down? Check status and report outages at downrightnow - user-reported status updates for all to see (I've posted it before regarding Yahoo email), and the site's reporting service disruptions for most of the past several days, including today (about 8 hours ago).
As for Apple/Yahoo, Apple's got a special "deal" with Yahoo for IMAP mail and push notifications for email on iOS (not push email). Regardless of these email issues, I gave up on Yahoo email (paid and free) - the service just doesn't work well enough for me no matter the mobile platform. I stick to Gmail (free) and hosted Exchange (work). Good luck.
- 12-29-2011, 04:54 AM #20
Exactamundo! Yahoo is not true push mail. Just the notifications. So likely what us happening that when the code was written, I bet something did not hold true to the IMAP standard, resulting in our "issues" we have been seeing. The bug question is who owns up to this and who wants to make the time to fix, if either of them do......
- 12-29-2011, 06:44 AM #21
Yahoo has been a little b*tch lately even more so than it was on my bb and I have put a lot of consideration to creating a gmail account. I think once the craziness from the holidays are over, this will be on my list of things to do
- 12-29-2011, 07:05 AM #22
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- 12-30-2011, 07:58 AM #25
I really had no problems with Yahoo till a few months ago when they starting changing their TOS. Thats when i really saw on my bb sometimes mail wouldnt send--it would take 3 or 4 tries sometimes and then the days of when it just wasnt working at all (before i had my iphone in Nov) !! I can say MOST days it worked OK. But like i said within the last few mths of their service changes -- the service has really been in the toilet to say the least....
With this weeks 'outage' or whatever you wanna call it with them, i would open up my mail app for Yahoo and i'd get the "connection to the server failed-cannot get mail" msg. along with the mobile mail crash item in diags & usage
So with that being said, i'm pretty much done with Yahoo and in the new year i will take the time to create a free Gmail account that i can use just as a 'fun' email acct. and get rid of my yahoo one altogether.